Marking 190 members this last fall, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen its marching band, the “Pride of the Sierra,” grow in numbers, support and pride.
Jordan Caroline had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Cody Martin, Caleb’s twin brother, had 17 points and 11 assists for the Wolf Pack (25-5, 14-2 Mountain West), which clinched at least a share of the regular-season championship for the second consecutive year. Nevada has road games against UNLV and San Diego State remaining, but has a two-game lead over second-place Boise State and holds the tiebreaker over the Broncos.
Greater Nevada Credit Union presented the Universitys pep bad, the Howlers, with a $30,000 check at the Feb. 21 mens Wolf Pack basketball game against San Jose State University.
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Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, John Carothers, and Director of Bands, Reed Chamberlin, accepted the check on behalf of the University and the band from Greater Nevada Credit Unions executive management team.
This $30,000 check combines an initial $20,000 sponsorship and less than a years worth of matched donations of $10,000. An additional $15,000 from GNCU is still available to match the equivalent amount of funds raised by June 30, 2018.
Since 2012, nearly $300,000 has been raised to provide uniforms, instruments, travel and scholarships from the “Its Time to Support the Band” dollar-for-dollar partnership between Greater Nevada Credit Union and the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band.
Greater Nevada Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full service financial institution headquartered in Carson City that has been helping Nevadans with their financial needs since 1949. Greater Nevada serves more than 65,000 consumers and small businesses, has $867 million in assets and has been consistently recognized as both Best Financial Institution in many of its service areas and as a top employer by the Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards. Greater Nevada is open to everyone living or working in Nevada.
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To learn more about supporting the Pride of the Sierra Marching Band, a major ensemble of the Department of Music in the Universitys College of Liberal Arts, contact Greater Nevada Credit Union, 775-882-2060.
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